Battle Unit Details


Vaughn's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in August 21, 1862. Duty at Camp Butler, near Springfield, till November 1, 1862. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., November 1-8, 1862. Attached to District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, Tenn., District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Garrison duty at Bolivar, Tenn., till June 18, 1863. Guard Memphis & Charleston R. R. 1 Section at Moscow, 1 Section at Colliersville and 1 Section at Germantown, Tenn., till August 23. Moved to Helena, Ark., August 24-September 2. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock September 2-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. (1 Section at Lewisburg October 19, 1863, to March 15, 1864.) Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Near Princeton April 28. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock till June, 1865. Ordered to Springfield, Ill., June 25, and mustered out June 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

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See Springfield Independent Battery Light Artillery.
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